• Dr. jeff james

    Senior Pastor

    Hometown: Bartlett, TN

    Family: Wife Kim; Twin sons Will & Caleb

    Education: Bachelor of Music Education, University of Memphis; Master of Divinity, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Life Verse: Colossians 3:17

  • DR. Gary redding

    associate pastor/education & Administration

    Hometown: Towanda, IL

    Family: Wife Tonda; Daughter Briana and her husband Justin Blake and grandson Ethan; Son MacKenzie and his wife Courtney; and daughter Emily

    Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Arizona; Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, additional study, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

    Life Verse: Philippians 4:8

  • Bart Starr

    minister of music & worship


    Hometown: Cleveland, TN

    Family: Wife Roni; son Jake; daughter Leeanne

    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance, Tennessee Wesleyan College; Master of Arts in Christian Education, Luther Rice University

    Life Verse: Proverbs 3:4-6

  • John Proctor

    Children's & Recreation Minister



    Hometown: Bartlett, TN

    Family: Wife Bridget; sons Jackson, Colton, & Brantley; daughter Brooklyn

    Education: Bachelor of Education in Sports and Leisure Management, University of Memphis

    Life Verses: 1 Corinthians 6:20, Matthew 6:33

  • Blake Appleby

    Student Minister


    Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

    Family: Wife Meredith; sons Micah & Wade; daughter Kate

    Education: Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, Liberty University

  • John Bills

    minister of visitation

    Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Family: Wife Sarah; daughter Beth & husband Wayne Moore; grandchildren Olivia & Owen Scruggs, Bradley Moore; daughter Emily & husband Clay Hooker; grandson Hudson; son Bert

    Education: University of Memphis, BA

    Life Verse: John 11:40